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Strandline Finds - Grey Top-shell

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 Beautiful little Grey Top-shells, (Gibbula cineraria).  Distinctively coloured, with dark grey stripes on a grey or yellowish background varying with the surroundings,  here in the North Sea they are dark grey on a cream background.The lip of the shell has a "Mother-of-Pearl" effect, giving it a silvery appearance. The shape of the shell is pyramidal or coned and a is around 1.2 cm in size. These shells are found just below the tidal zone and are aften found on or under rocks , on seaweed and washed up on the strandline, which is where I found these.

 

 

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